Monday, December 24, 2007

A winter wonderland

A jolly good job I didn't buy those thermal long johns - the weather here has warmed up as predicted - milder but very foggy yesterday when we travelled up to Yate, north of Bristol to have lunch with my niece and exchange presents

However the subject of my latest stitching project is less than warm

I've been merrily creating away - working on my Winter Four Seasons quilt
The recipient asked for winter rather than Christmas and nothing cutesie like snowmen

So I dug out once of my favourite pieces of fabrics which depicts a snowy landscape to use as the focus fabric and here is the result.

The stitchery round the white band is the first couple of lines of a poem I found on the internet which just sums up winter I feel

It says:

Snowflakes dance like white fairies of old,
Each one a treasure to behold

The top is finished and once we return from Christmas with the in-laws I shall sandwich and machine quilt it ready for its long journey

I doubt I shall be back on here again before tomorrow morning - so that just leaves me the chance to wish everyone out there a happy peaceful Christmas and may Santa bring you all you deserve :o)


dot said...

Wow!!!! Someone is going to be very lucky. Merry Christmas.

Juliann in WA said...

What a lovely winter quilt. Happy Christmas to you and yours too.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Very Pretty!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Lindah said...

Anne, your "Snowflakes dance" quilt is charming!

Merry Christmas!
Linda H

Sew Create It - Jane said...

You're not kidding that it has warmed up. Even the birds are frisky in the weather!
Your snowflake dance quilt looks do such lovely work.

Hope you have a great far I'm sitting here guarding the presents while the DH has a lie-in. Not sure how much longer I can restrain them! :o)

hetty said...

That is going to be a lovely winter quilt! Sophisticated, yet charming. The focus fabric is terrific. Lucky recipient!

Karen said...

Oh, that is so pretty!!

Nines said...

Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

katelnorth said...

Hmm, I can't remember how I phrased my request for this swap, but I don't think I specifically asked for nothing cutesy, so I guess this one isn't for me. Oh well, too bad!

julieQ said...

Merriest Christmas!! Hope yours was just great. Don't you love when the pressure lets up a bit?


Libby said...

What a beautiful piece . . . just says 'winter' all over. Hope you and yours had a very Merry Christmas *S*

meggie said...

Lucky recipient of that lovely little quilt!

Happy New Year! Best Wishes for 2008

Dawn said...

Oh it is wonderful!

Cascade Lily said...

So you're not my partner then, eh?!! LOL I haven't started mine yet, so you're putting me to shame!

Glad you're not so freezing too. Enjoy the rest of your Festive Season :)

Rose Marie said...

It's lovely and depicts winter perfectly, but not being Xmasy. It can come to me anytime!

YankeeQuilter said...

The quilt looks wonderful!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!


Suzie Sews said...

To a rgeat blogging friend I hope your Christmas was extra special and the New Year is a warm, happy and healthy one!!!
Love SUzie

atet said...

Oooh -- love your winter swap quilt and the quote! It sounds like you made a wonderful decision leading into Christmas that I wish I had made -- next year I will make sure my hand made gifts are started earlier!!!! (really) I hope your Christmas was Merry and that your New Year brings with it lots of love, joy and stitching.